It’s the end of the world as we know it

December 21, 2012—the big day, right? Maybe. Maybe not. However, for the sake of my next questions, let’s pretend it is. If you knew you had two years until the world ceased to exist, what would you do?

How the real world stole Christmas

Here’s the deal: I don’t like Christmas. And now is when you give me the omg-he-just-kicked-a-puppy-look. That’s right, I don’t like Christmas. I don’t like Christmas music, I don’t like Christmas decorations, I don’t like Christmas food, I don’t like Christmas commercials and I certainly don’t like Christmas shopping.

Plight of the modern vegetarian

My one month (25 days) of experimental vegetarianism* is over, and I couldn’t be happier. For me it comes down to one simple, hard-to-overcome obstacle – lifestyle. The sad truth is that I eat out way too much. Trying to navigate a vegetarian diet in modern fast food is rather difficult, and seldom satisfying.

If he says he’s got beef, that I’m a vegetarian

Sometimes I like to try things simply to try it; usually just to see if I can. This can be a good way to push myself out of a comfort zone. In this case, it’s vegetarianism I have absolutely no ethical, moral or religious objections to eating meat. In terms of the food chain, it’s only natural – not to mention delicious. (However, I do have a major objection to the mistreatment of animals that are raised for food.) Being a temporary vegetarian is just something that I wanted to try (or in this case, try again.)

Brand new eyes

Fact one: I like music, a lot. Fact two: I have not been to nearly enough concerts in my lifetime. (I still refuse to count several of the ones I’ve seen at local venues, such as Wild West Fest.) Maybe it’s just me, but fact one and fact two don’t seem to go together very well—it’s time to rectify that.

No Doubt, it’s my birthday

Today is the start of what promises to be a very good weekend. Beginning tonight I will be taking a motorcycle basic rider course. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but decided it was time when, co-worker & friend, Dan Warner decided he was going to take it. Dan’s wife, Mervi, will also be taking the class, so I’m pretty sure we will make up half of the class, which is good should something embarrassing happen.

I am the biggest loser

First, let me say that I don’t think I’m fat, or obese (technically my BMI calculation puts me at “overweight”) – I think that I’m out of shape. Well, I know that I’m out of shape—both in terms of cardio and physique.

Truth about the game

Sometimes when I travel, I absolutely devour books. When I went to Germany I couldn’t put down Ender’s Game. In the Philippines I read Harry Potter six and seven. During a layover in Tokyo I came across a book that I had forgot I wanted to read—The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. This isn’t so much as a review of the book, but a look into some of the truths in the book.

Maraming salamat po!

There are many words to describe my recent trip to the Philippines – wonderful, exciting, educational, tiring and eye-opening are just a few that come to mind immediately. There are so many people that helped this trip come to fruition and I would just like to thank a few. (Really, I would like to thank everybody, but that would be entirely too long.)

Open postcard

The Philippines is great, I wish you were here!